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NHS is still failing older minority ethnic patients who are mentally ill

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 28 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3518
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1Margate

    The UK NHS is still failing older ethnic minority patients who are mentally ill, concludes a report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

    Although some examples of good practice exist, Psychiatric Services for Black and Minority Ethnic Older People claims that progress in developing and improving services for them “has been slow,” with little improvement made since the publication of the college’s previous report on the matter in 2001.

    Research shows that dementia and depression are as common, or more common, in older people from minority ethnic groups in the United Kingdom than among older white UK residents, says …

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